Rotation policy

A rotation policy within the context of the European Union (EU) institutions refers to the systematic approach to periodically moving staff members, particularly officials, to different posts or departments within the organization. This policy is primarily designed to:

  • prevent the stagnation of skills and knowledge,
  • reduce the risk of conflicts of interest, and
  • promote transparency and impartiality by avoiding entrenched positions within the EU bureaucracy.

The rotation policy aims to enhance the professional development of staff by exposing them to a variety of roles, responsibilities, and working environments. It encourages the broadening of expertise, the sharing of best practices, and the development of a more versatile and adaptable workforce. For the EU institutions, this policy helps to ensure a dynamic and flexible administration capable of effectively responding to the evolving challenges and priorities of the Union.

The specifics of the rotation policy, including the frequency of rotations and the criteria for staff selection, are typically outlined in the internal HR guidelines of each EU institution. The policy balances the need for organizational continuity and the accumulation of specialized knowledge with the benefits of fresh perspectives and diversified experience.





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